Klefbom, 20, was the 19th overall pick in 2011. He has one goal and eight assists in 45 games with Oklahoma City (AHL) this season. He moves great for a big guy (6'3" - 200 lbs.) and has a lot of upside and a bright NHL future.
Fasth will make his Oilers debut and his first start since November 18. He went 2-2-1 with a 2.95 GAA and .885 SV% in five starts with the Ducks before getting hurt. He also went 3-2-0 with a 2.40 GAA and .922 SV% in five AHL conditioning starts, so he should be 100 per cent tonight in Minnesota. It will be tougher sledding behind the Oilers than the Ducks, but expect Fasth to give Ben Scrivens a good-run for the number-1 job.
Scrivens will start vs. his former team on Sunday.
Scrivens allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Thursday. That is back-to-back wins with more than 30-saves for Srivens… That will make his fantasy owners happy! Tonight, he takes on his former team as the Kings invade Rexall Place. He is 5-4-0 with a 2.11 GAA and .941 SV% since coming to Edmonton.
The Oilers have recalled Oscar Klefbom from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Klefbom was selected in the first-round (19th overall) in 2011. Klefbom will likely get a chance to make his NHL debut in the next few games, he has one goal and eight assists in 45 games with the Barons this season. The Oilers organization is extremely excited about Klefbom's future.
Larsen will return to the Oilers blueline Thursday.
Tonight will be just Larsen's second game with the Oilers since December 19. The Oilers traded Nick Schultz to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday, the deal freed up a spot on the back-end for Larsen to be recalled. He has averaged 20:37 TOI with a goal and five assists in 17 games. He will likely find himself in on the top-pair with Justin Schultz.
Scrivens gave up two goals on 36 shots in a win over the Senators on Tuesday. Despite acquiring Viktor Fasth from the Ducks on Tuesday, the Oilers will elect to stick with Scrivens tonight vs. the Oilers. The two Edmonton netminders are expected to push each other for starts, but as of now it looks like Scrivens is slightly ahead of Fasth.
The Ducks have traded Viktor Fasth to the Oilers for a 2014 fifth-round pick and a 2015 third-round pick.
The emergence of Frederik Andersen allowed the Ducks to send Fasth to the Oilers for future assets. Fasth has gone 2-2-1 with a 2.95 GAA and .885 SV% in an injury riddled season with the Ducks. After the Oilers started the season with Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera they now have Ben Scrivens and Fasth, which is a nice upgrade.
Yakupov missed Saturday's game with an ankle injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight. He has two goals and four assists in his last nine games. He wil return to the top-line with a Ryan Nugent Hopkins and Taylor Hall.
Fresh off of a two-year contract extension, Scrivens will get the nod tonight vs. the Senators. He allowed three goals on 21 shots in a loss to the Wild last Thursday. Scrivens is 3-4-0 with a 2.15 GAA and .940 SV% in seven starts since coming to the Oilers.
The Oilers have signed Scrivens to a two-year, $4.6 million US contract extension.
The Oilers acquired Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 15 for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Since coming to Edmonton, Scrivens has posted a 3-4-0 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013-14 season.
Yakupov left Thursday's game with an ankle injury. X-rays on the ankle came back negative on Friday and he says that he does not know if he will play vs. Calgary tomorrow. Yakupov has two goals and four assists in his last nine games. Ales Hemsky will move to the top-line if Yak is not available.